Two Chester County municipalities – East Bradford and Tredyffrin – recently completed projects that received funding through the Vision Partnership Program, a grant available to Chester County municipalities and multi-municipal groups seeking to improve their planning programs while achieving consistency with and implementation of the goals, objectives, recommendations, and map of Landscapes3. In East Bradford, the township completed a Plum Run Corridor Master Plan, and Tredyffrin completed a Gateway Multimodal Transportation Study.
East Bradford Township retained the team of Laird Recreation and A.D. Marble to assist them with creating a guiding vision for the design and development of public improvements through a 1-mile segment of the Plum Run corridor. Completed in 2019, the plan focused on enhancing pedestrian navigation and recreational access, preserving and interpreting natural, historic, and cultural resources, and creating an inviting network of community open space that highlights the Strode’s Mill Historic District as a hub of local, living history. In addition, the project implements a heritage interpretation recommendation of the 2013 Brandywine Battlefield Preservation Plan and 2015 Sconnelltown/Strode’s Mill Brandywine Battlefield Strategic Landscapes Plan for a heritage center in Strode’s Mill Village. The project was funded by East Bradford Township and a VPP cash grant. View the plan.
Assisted by McMahon Associates, Tredyffrin Township completed a multimodal transportation study in 2019 that focused on the northeastern section of the township (in the vicinity of Gateway Shopping Center and Valley Forge Middle School).
The study evaluated alternatives for closing gaps in the existing sidewalk network and creating a safe pedestrian environment at key intersections. The project was funded by Tredyffrin Township and a VPP cash grant, along with funds from Regency Centers. View the study.
And stay tuned for details about the second round of VPP cash grants in 2019. Learn more about the VPP.